To say 2018 has been a good year for beauty would be an understatement. At the least, this year has spawned some of the most effective and innovative formulas we’ve had the privilege to try out yet. Below, we’ve listed down a handful of examples! Some old, some new, and all worth a spot in your kit. Trust us—these 13 must-try gems will serve you well into 2019 and beyond.

COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Cleanser, P540 WHAT IT IS: An anti-acne cleanser that actively treats pimples with salicylic acid.

CUSTOMERS SAY: “I have been using this for more than a month now and i can say that this works and it improved my skin. After washing my face with this i can see it instantly glowing and brightening and also reduces oil. This also prevents future breakouts from happening. A must have and one of my HGs.” – Liezel

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Some by Mi Killing Cover Cushion 2.0, now on sale at P1,250 (limited time only) WHAT IT IS: A full coverage cushion foundation that protects skin and soothes breakouts with 320,000ppm tea tree leaf extract

CUSTOMERS SAY: “I like how non irritating this product is specially for sensitive skin like me. Definitely gives a [sic] good coverage on dark spots … Nice product and i guess ill be using this for quite a long time since its “matipid” to use. Pat pat pat and wooaalla! Glass skin looking” – Tine

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PRO Studio Beauty Exclusives Sponge and Brush Cleanser, now on sale at P249 (limited time only) WHAT IT IS: A travel-friendly solid cleanser that quickly removes residue and dirt from makeup tools

CUSTOMERS SAY: “Im used to [cleaning] my brushes using liquid dishwashing soap but when i tried this, all i can say is wow! Especially with eye brushes, it cleans and looks like brand new. Theres no smell in it but i guess its an oil based cleanser so it easily removes colors on the brushes and cleans throughly.” – Pauline

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Made by Maxi Almond Butter - Extra Dark Cacao (240g), P365 WHAT IT IS: A decadent dark chocolate-flavored nut spread that uses low glycemic organic coconut suger for diabetic-friendly snacking

CUSTOMERS SAY: “I ordered a few months ago, and received it a day after I ordered. The taste was awesome, and you can really taste the cacao. The batter isn’t smooth so you can feel the bits of nuts and cacao in there and I wish there was more of it. I tried to make it last for a week but I failed, because it’s so good! Would definitely order again” – Rachelle

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Rom&nd Lip Driver, P700 WHAT IT IS: A silky, transfer-proof liquid lipstick that leaves a velvet-matte finish in intensely pigmented shades

CUSTOMERS SAY: “This brand never fails when it comes to lip products. I love how long-lasting this is and it manages to stay put even when I’m drinking or eating. Besides that, it applies so smoothly, never dries out my often chapped lips, and the colors are all to die for. Opaque in one swipe.” – Kim

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Esfolio Super Rich Coconut Facial Toner, P569 WHAT IT IS: A coconut oil-infused toner that provides deep, instant hydration to skin and balances pH levels

CUSTOMERS SAY: “The consistency is different from most toners - thicker but still thin enough to glide smoothly and get absorbed easily by the skin. It is not alcohol-based like some toners are so it’s a plus point for someone with dry skin like me. I use this right after washing my face with foaming cleanser, while my face is still damp, and the effect is immediate. Skin feels hydrated, comforted, balanced, and ready to absorb succeeding products faster.” – Teresa

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Moon Juice Spirit Dust, P216 WHAT IT IS: A stress-busting powder drink that helps calm anxiety and regulates mood with Ashwagandha

CUSTOMERS SAY: “My secret weapon against stress! I just pour a sachet into my coffee, and wait for the calm to wash over me. Not long after having it, my thoughts are more positive and I (literally) feel my whole body relax. It’s perfect for weeks when I have a busy schedule. 10/10 would recommend!” – Danielle

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Hello Gorgeous Oh Sheet Mask (Unicorn Bright), P90 WHAT IT IS: A potent brightening sheet mask that combats dull skin and reduces hyper-pigmentation

CUSTOMERS SAY: “After moisturizing, I felt my skin was a little more taut, but not dry, and looking into the mirror, it seemed like my skin did even out. I kid you not. I did the mask after a long, gross day, and the morning after, felt like it evened out my bumps and refined my pores.” – Joma

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Innisfree Brow Master Pencil, P599 WHAT IT IS: A pencil-and-powder in one brow tool that quickly fills, defines, and softens sparse arches.

CUSTOMERS SAY: “This is seriously the best for my thin, sparse brows! I always use a pencil and powder to fill mine in, but with this, I only need to use one product to do both. The pencil glides on so smoothly, while the powder really gives it that soft finish. It’s so easy to use and [it] streamlined my brow routine so much. I never travel without it.” – Kim

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Pure Bliss Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser, P1,999 WHAT IT IS: A gorgeous minimalist essential oil diffuser that adds luxury and elegance to any room

CUSTOMERS SAY: “I am in love with this product. I bought it on sale (buy 1 get 1 at P1999) so I have one at home and one in the office. It’s small but it’s good for small spaces, like my office and my bedroom. It looks sleek, so it’s nice for gifting. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase.” – Nina

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Wildleaf Super Spot Treatment, P690 WHAT IT IS: A fast-acting spot treatment that neutralizes bacteria to shrink pimples and treat acne at the source.

CUSTOMERS SAY: “I apply this whenever i see a blemish coming up and it dries up quick! I also use this to my skin bites and it removes the itch! I will add a few drop next time on my mask concoction and use whenever my monthly period is coming up to prevent any break out.” – S

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SnailWhite Whipp Soap (100g), P295 WHAT IT IS: A moisturizing bar soap that rapidly fades pigmentation and brightens skin with bearberry leaf extract

CUSTOMERS SAY: “This soap [helped] my discolored skin due to pregnancy [and brought] back the same soft and fair skin that I used to have before I got pregnant. I’m not into whitening, I just want a skin that has a fair skin tone and blemish free. I guess I found my perfect solution for that!” – Elaine

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Oh So Healthy Kimchi Crisps (50g), P110 WHAT IT IS: Tangy kimchi crisps made with only real vegetables for a fun, indulgent snack that’s completely oil-free

CUSTOMERS SAY: “It’s a little strange at first, but it works! These chips pack tons of flavour and are SO addictive. You really can’t help but reach for more. If you’re a fan of the beloved Korean side dish, this tangy, crispy version will definitely hit the spot and make you wish you had K-bbq… or soju. Plus, they’re perfect for guilt-free snacking. A+++!” – Claire

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